Reg Parnell

Reg Parnell, Goodwood, 22nd August 1953. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2011. Used with permission.

Reg Parnell, Goodwood, 22nd August 1953. Copyright LAT Photographic 2011. Used with permission.

Born:

02 Jul 1911
Derby

Reg Parnell, Rand Grand Prix, 1962. Copyright Andrew Embleton, 2011. Used with permission.

Reg Parnell, Rand Grand Prix, 1962. Copyright Andrew Embleton, 2011. Used with permission.

Died:

07 Jan 1964
Derby

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

6 (1950-1954)

One of Britain's best racers in the immediate post-war era, Parnell later became a team owner up until his death from peritonitis after a routine appendix operation in 1964. He began his career though in 1934, after buying a Bugatti in a local scrapyard for 25, but unfortunately the gamble failed, and the car broke before he could even attempt to qualify. Retired from a fine racing career in 1957, and then managed the Yeoman Credit and Bowmaker Lola Grand Prix teams, and the Aston Martin sportscar team.

Biography last updated 2 Aug 2014